Ingrown Toenails

What is an Ingrown Toenail?

  • An ingrown toenail is a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the skin. It can cause pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes, an infection.


  • The main cause of ingrown toenail is wearing ill-fitting footwear, including shoes with inadequate toe-box and tight stockings that apply top or side pressure. Other causes include trauma to the nail plate or toe, cutting nail too short, and genetics.


  • Redness, swelling and pain
  • Pain along side of toenail border

What a Podiatrist Can Do for You?

  • Surgical procedure to permanently prevent ingrown toenail from growing
  • Partial resection of ingrown toenail
  • Prescribe oral antibiotics if infection presents
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